H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (via victoriousvocabulary)
This, a thousand times over. Do you have any idea how extremely hard it is to learn another language?
I either need to find a way to get myself access to an academic library or find a place online where I can pirate academic texts because even with cheap-ass used books on amazon marketplace, my credit card can’t handle this shit.
I’ve got these sites bookmarks for free books:
- Open Culture
- Book Boon
- Flat World Knowledge
- TextBook Revolution
- Amazon Student
- Open Textbooks
I haven’t check them out personally but I hope one of them helps!
holy shit!! thank you so much!!
Omg you need to WATCH THIS TED TALK RIGHT NOW
It’s (almost entierly non-problematic) feminist: yes
It talks about social ques given to children through kid’s movies and the whole Magical Quest trope: yes
It talks about raising boys to respect women in a way that’s not just chilvarly: yes
It’s written by a man: yes
THIS! I am so doing this!
I’ve secretly believed that mass media has been producing sexual assailants for years, actually. I’m glad someone with a TED Talk has finally said it.
This is a fantastic video, and holds a lot of weight with me personally.
Could not reblog fast enough. Excellent example of how feminism can benefit boys as well.
I REALLY LIKE THE WAY THIS SHOW HANDLES THE INTELLIGENCE OF CHARACTERS OTHER THAN HOLMES IT ALLOWS HOLMES TO BE A GENIUS WITHOUT DUMBING DOWN THE REST OF THE CHARACTERS HOLMES IS IMPRESSIVE BUT EVERYONE AROUND HIM IS ALSO A CAPABLE PROFESSIONAL WITH MOMENTS OF BRILLIANCY I JUST LIKE THAT IT’S NOT EVERYONE STANDING AROUND IN CONSTANT AWE OF HIM
What’s supposed to happen
What’s happening when you don’t credit
What you’re making them do
Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.
Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
- Boys are better at math than girls
- Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
- Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
- MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
- And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as:
- Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
- Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
- How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
- Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.
So adding this to my to-read list.